A team of researchers at Michigan State University will pursue advanced computational techniques to explore humanities themes related to the authorship of large collections of cultural heritage materials, namely 15th century manuscripts, 17th and 18th century maps, and 19th and 20th century quilts. Awardees are Dean Rehberger and Wayne Dyksen, Michigan State University, NEH; Peter Bajcsy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, NSF; Peter Ainsworth, University of Sheffield, JISC. Additional Key Participants is The Alliance for American Quilts.
The Digging into Data Challenge is an international grant competition sponsored by four leading research agencies, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) from the United Kingdom, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), from the United States, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), from Canada. Applicants were asked to answer the question: "What do you do with a million books?"
Press Releases About the Launch of Digging into Data Challenge (January 2009)
Press Releases about Awardees (December 2009)
Speech by NEH Chairman Jim Leach at DiD awards ceremony.